The board of directors of Maine’s First Ship recently elected new board members including Bridgit Healy. Healy is a resident of Freeport and a former member of the Mid Coast Hospital Board of Directors. Maine’s First Ship is a nonprofit organization with a goal of creating a reconstruction of the 17th century pinnace Virginia, which was the first ship built by the English in the new world.

Bruce Jones, of Yarmouth has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association, a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Jones has worked in the commercial furniture industry for 20 years serving in various sales, training and management capacities. He has been a member of MEREDA since 2007 and serves on the conference planning committee.


The International Fund for Animal Welfare has honored Portland-native John Platt with an Animal Action Award. Platt is the founder of Scientific American’s Extinction Countdown blog, the world’s first, and longest-running, news source devoted entirely to endangered species. He has raised awareness of animal welfare and conservation issues among thousands of national and international audiences, having published more than 1,300 articles about endangered species climate change, trophy hunting, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.

Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Hannaford Bros. Co. recently received the 2012 Hon. Edmund S. Muskie Access to Justice Award. The award is presented annually to recognize individuals in the community who demonstrate a strong commitment to the public good. As the president of Hannaford, Campbell has supported many initiatives that promote equality and well being.

Maine Real Estate & Development Association recently recognized the Top 5 Most Notable Development Projects in Maine 2011. Honorees included: Opechee Construction Corporation for the Hampton Inn/Sebago Brewing in Portland and Waterfront Maine for Merrill’s Wharf/Pierce Atwood Building in Portland.

Kathy Duca, manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cape Elizabeth, recently announced that Jennifer DeSena has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle award. This  honor is awarded to the top 4 percent of approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. DeSena was recognized at a special celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Cumberland County Government recently held its 2012 Annual Recognition and Awards Celebration in the rotunda of the Cumberland County Courthouse. Awards for service to the County are as follows, 5 Year Awards: Ricardo Avila, Angela Berube, Adam Bonaparte, Arthur Brown, Meaghan Dame, John Desgrosseilliers, Deborah Gagnon, Barabara Gauditz, Donald Goulet, Philip Hawes, Nicholas Hobbs, Hope Lanza, Judith Lavoie, Rebecca Miller, Robert Morissette, Shawn Morrissette, Michael Poirier, Ovide Richard, Richard St. Onge and James Wakefield; 10 Year Awards: James Adams, Scott Anderson, Christian Baither, Christopher Bisson, Normand Bourret, Ronald DuBois, Gordon Dunton, Christopher Foster, Aaron Gilpatric, Robin Hooper, Anthony Hovey, Justin Howes, Terest Kapocius, Faye Luppi, Marc Marion, Stephen Mazziotti, Raymond Mcintire, Thomas Monaghan, Catherine Stock, Mary Wall, Jason Wilmot, Alfred Winslow and Gary Woodsome; 15 Year Awards: Howard Brown, Steven Butts, Donald Durrah, John Fournier, Bruce Harris, John Joy, Richard Kimball, David Laughlin, William Lawson, Kimberley O’Neil and Bryan Poplaski; 20 Year Awards: Linda Basso, Jane Bellino, Kerry Joyce and Donald Young; 25 Year Awards: Catherine Fornisano and Barbara Gorham; 30 Year Awards: Margaret Barry, Thomas Beyea, William Holmes and Julie Kilbride; Retiree Awards: Burton Babbidge, Theodor Mommers, Paul Coleman, Mary Ann Graffam and Benjamin Smith.

New Contract

Fishman Property Management announced recently that they were awarded the property management of one of Portland’s premier office buildings. Located in Monument Square, the historic, architecturally significant 10-story property at 465 Congress St. houses many tenants, including People’s United Bank, and offers office suites with spectacular views of both Mount Washington and water views of Portland Harbor and Back Cove. Fishman Property Management is a Portland-owned and operated property management company, specializing in commercial and residential property throughout Maine.


Deacon David Affleck was recently ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Richard Malone at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland.  Affleck, 62, attended the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Ca., where he received his Masters of Divinity in 1995.  Affleck became an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church in 1995 and served Woodland, Folsom and Sacramento, Ca., churches as well as St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saugus, Mass.

Dr. Zev Myerowitz Jr. and Amber Smalley recently opened  Cape Chiropractic and Acupuncture. The office is located at 2 Davis Point Lane in Cape Elizabeth. They offer full chiropractic care for a multitude of services including low back and neck pain, nerve pain, nutritional consultations and ergonomic assessments. Myerowitz, a Maine native, is certified in sports science and human performance. Smalley, is from the Adirondack, N.Y., and manages a wide range of conditions.


Fogg Lighting was recently selected as a finalist in a competition to select the 2012 Lighting Showroom of the Year, sponsored by Residential Lighting magazine and the Dallas Market Center. Fogg Lighting is located on Marginal Way in Portland, and has been owned and operated by Sanford and Deborah Fogg since 1994.

Good Deeds

Brunswick Lodge 2043 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks and the Elks National Foundation recently awarded cash grants to four local agencies that serve the needs of people in area communities.  The four agencies each receiving a $500 grant are: the MidCoast Chapter American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick, The MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program, and the People Plus Teen Center at 35 Union St., Brunswick.

New Hires

Avesta Housing recently announced the hire of David Stolt to manage the agency’s Home Ownership Center headquartered in Portland. The center will provide consumers and families in Cumberland County the opportunity to access all of the services, technical assistance and resources needed to achieve sustainable homeownership.

Former Gov. John E. Baldacci recently joined Pierce Atwood as senior advisor in economic development and government relations. Baldacci will be based primarily in the firm’s Portland office, but will work in the firm’s other New England and Washington, D.C., office.

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